Movement, Nature

Copper Beech Beauty

One of my favourite tree variations, the copper beech, is right now at it’s most vibrant in colour in Germany. Interestingly, how (or rather why) exactly the change to turning purple is triggered is still a bit of a mystery. This beauty we found in Frömern. What are your favourite trees?

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Forest Meditation

Nothing like a long walk, or jog, or rum – or even a short one! – in a forest to clear my head. As the next best thing, check out this amazing how-to on forest meditation from Chopra.com: https://chopra.com/articles/how-to-practice-qi-gong’s-forest-meditation Enjoy!  

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Psithurism

Psithurism. The rustling of leaves in the wind. Derived from the ancient Greek word for a whisper. I didn’t know there was a word for it. But I do know how it feels to hear the sound. Do you?

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Münsterbusch & Brander Wald

We discovered a beautiful and new-to-us walking route near Stolberg this week. The circular path connects Münsterbusch and Brander Wald. It crosses through a military practice and war memorial site (hence the abandoned tanks!), meaning part of the walk is not always accessible. It is a gorgeous tour, about 7kms in length, featuring grassland, water, forget-me-nots, oaks… Read More Münsterbusch & Brander Wald

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The Martial Magnolia

This magnolia tree lives right next to the beautiful mudojang of Master Chae, where we train both Taekwondo and Haidong Gumdo. It is in full bloom right now, so I wanted to take a moment to share the view. I marvel at how swiftly nature changes it’s look in spring. Bonus Geekery Did you know… Read More The Martial Magnolia

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Places of Power

There are certain places that seem to draw us in – in life, as well as on our walks. Places of power. Places of peace. Meeting and re-meeting old friends kind of has the same effect on me. It’s opportunity to take a moment. An opportunity to re-connect, to re-flect. To be present with oneself… Read More Places of Power

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Poetry in Motion

I came across this quote today from Hermann Hesse‘s ’Siddharta’: … the river is everywhere at once, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the rapids, in the sea, in the mountains, everywhere at once, and that there is only the present time for it, not the shadow of… Read More Poetry in Motion